عن عبد اللَّهِ قال دَخَلْتُ على رسول اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وهو يُوعَكُ فَمَسِسْتُهُ بِيَدِي فقلت يا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّكَ لَتُوعَكُ وَعْكًا شَدِيدًا فقال رسول اللَّهِ  صلى الله عليه وسلم  أَجَلْ إني أُوعَكُ كما يُوعَكُ رَجُلَانِ مِنْكُمْ قال فقلت ذلك أَنَّ لك أَجْرَيْنِ فقال رسول اللَّهِ  صلى الله عليه وسلم  أَجَلْ ثُمَّ قال رسول اللَّهِ  صلى الله عليه وسلم  ما من مُسْلِمٍ يُصِيبُهُ أَذًى من مَرَضٍ فما سِوَاهُ إلا حَطَّ الله بِهِ سَيِّئَاتِهِ كما تَحُطُّ الشَّجَرَةُ وَرَقَهَا

‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ud (rta) reported: “I [once] visited God’s Messenger (sws) while he was running fever. I touched him with my hand and said to him: ‘O Messenger of God! You are running high fever.’ At this, God’s Messenger (sws) replied: ‘Yes. I run fever equivalent to two people among you.’ I then said: ‘Is it because there is a double reward for you?’ Thereupon God’s Messenger (sws) replied: ‘Yes.’ He then said: ‘When a Muslim falls ill or is afflicted with some other [hardship], God sheds his minor sins the way a tree sheds its leaves.’”[1]

 

عن عَائِشَةَ قالت سمعت رَسُولَ اللَّهِ  صلى الله عليه وسلم  يقول ما من شَيْءٍ يُصِيبُ الْمُؤْمِنَ حتى الشَّوْكَةِ تُصِيبُهُ إلا كَتَبَ الله له بها حَسَنَةً أو حُطَّتْ عنه بها خَطِيئَةٌ

‘A’ishah (rta) said: “I heard God’s Messenger (sws) as saying: ‘For every calamity that strikes a believer even if it is the pricking of a thorn, God writes for him a pious deed [in his account] or one of his sins is obliterated [from his account because of the patience he shows].’”[2]

 

جَابِرُ بن عبد اللَّهِ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ  صلى الله عليه وسلم دخل على أُمِّ السَّائِبِ أو أُمِّ الْمُسَيَّبِ فقال مالك يا أُمَّ السَّائِبِ أو يا أُمَّ الْمُسَيَّبِ تُزَفْزِفِينَ قالت الْحُمَّى لَا بَارَكَ الله فيها فقال لَا تسبى الْحُمَّى فَإِنَّهَا تُذْهِبُ خَطَايَا بَنِي آدَمَ كما يُذْهِبُ الْكِيرُ خَبَثَ الْحَدِيدِ

Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah (rta) reported that God’s Messenger (sws) visited Umm Sa’ib or Umm Musayyab and said: “Umm Sa’ib or Umm Musayyab! You are shivering?” She said: “It is fever and may it not be blessed by God,’ whereupon the Prophet (sws) remarked: ‘Do not curse fever for it takes away the sins of the posterity of Adam just as a furnace cleanses iron.’”[3]



[1].Ibid., vol. 4, 1991, (no. 2571).

[2].Ibid., vol. 4, 1992, (no. 2572).

[3].Ibid., vol. 4, 1993, (no. 2575).